Shooting across a body of water.

by Rafi Sagherian
(Ontario)

Shooting Moose Across Water

Shooting Moose Across Water

What are the regulation for shooting across a lake? Are they the same as the road regulations? There is no mention of this in the Ontario Hunting Regulation booklet.


I know it is not safe to shoot across a river or narrow part of a lake, but why is this not in the regulation?

How about shooting from one side of a bay, to the other? i.e. there is not traffic through.

Can you shed some light on this?




As far as I know there are no regulations that prevent you from shooting across water. Shooting into the water however is illegal and extremely hazardous.

Single projectiles that are fired at water will ricochet and where the bullet lands... nobody knows!

You as the shooter will have to know how far your target is away. Make sure your bullet can reach it and know what is behind and beyond.

I have, and know of many people who have shot moose across bodies of water. You have to use some judgement and make sure it is doable and of course safe.

The path your bullet is following must not have ANY POSSIBILITY of people or other things intercepting it.

Mark
"The Moose Man"

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